Babylon (2.BABYLON)
(128 words)

Subject: Monumental Inscriptions from the Biblical World; Akkadian Monumental Inscriptions; Building and Display Inscriptions; Late Old Babylonian Inscriptions

Commentary

About the time of king Sumu-El of Larsa, an Amorite chief named Sumu-abum installed himself as ruler of Babylon, then an inconsequential town on the Arahtum canal north of Dilbat. Subsequently, kings of an Amorite dynasty were to rule in Babylon for a period of almost 300 years. Under the reigns of kings Sin-muballiṭ and Hammu-rapi there was a g…

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“Babylon (2.BABYLON)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 21 September 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-436X_cos_aCOSB_2_BABYLON>



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